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Karen Abbott Quotes

A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
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A half-century before Madonna, Gypsy [Rose Lee] understood how to make performance out of desire, how to exploit the very human and eternal instinct to always want most what we’ll never have.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) I wasn’t really a dark kid, but I was in my head a lot. I got good grades all through my 16 years of Catholic school, but I was always writing these weird - and, I have to say, really bad - stories, filled with murder.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) The real Rose Hovick was seriously mentally disturbed; June Havoc called her a beautiful little ornament that was damaged.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) Before the Great Chicago Fire, no one took notice of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary, two Irish immigrants who lived with their five children on the city’s West Side.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) I felt differently about her [Gypsy Rose Lee] during every phase of the research and writing process. Often, I felt incredibly sorry for her; she had an extremely difficult childhood and a complicated ‘to say the least’ relationship with her family, her mother especially.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) I came upon a telegram from Eleanor Roosevelt herself to Gypsy Rose Lee that read, ‘May your bare ass always be shining’. That was the clincher; I had to write about this woman.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) I think Gypsy [Rose Lee] would be appalled at today’s rawer, more blatant displays of the female form. She was, in her own way, a prude.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) I had spent five years not earning a penny, getting rejected. Thank God I had a husband who was supportive and encouraging. But I still said to myself, ‘If the Everleighs doesn’t sell, I’m finished with writing forever.’ I was going to get an office job.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) Burlesque thrived during the Great Depression, and by extension, so, too, did Gypsy [Rose Lee]. Men could no longer afford to pay $5.50 to see a show on Broadway, but they could scrape together $1.00 for a matinee at a burlesque house.  (Karen Abbott Quotes) I don’t consider ‘American Rose’ to be a biography so much as a microcosm of 20th-century America, told through Gypsy’s tumultuous life - it’s ‘Horatio Alger meets Tim Burton.’  (Karen Abbott Quotes) As a kid, I liked to write, but I didn’t think that was a viable career choice. My dream, actually, was to be a white girl rapper and join Salt-N-Pepa - which obviously was a much more viable career choice  (Karen Abbott Quotes) Before the Great Chicago Fire, no one took notice of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary, two Irish immigrants who lived with their five children on the city’s West Side  (Karen Abbott Quotes) America’s first Olympics may have been its worst, or at least its most bizarre  (Karen Abbott Quotes) An amusing city, Chicago, any way you look at it. I’m afraid we are in for the time of our lives  (Karen Abbott Quotes) Vaudeville was characterized by sunny optimism, acts that were uplifting, cheerful, and clean. It provided a fanciful, magical escape, but after Black Friday, the tone of American entertainment changed almost overnight  (Karen Abbott Quotes) The ideas and practices of Franz Anton Mesmer, an 18th-century Australian healer, had spread to the United States and, by the 1840s, held the country in thrall. Mesmer proposed that everything in the universe, including the human body, was governed by a ‘magnetic fluid’ that could become imbalanced, causing illness  (Karen Abbott Quotes) In the beginning of the war, Southern women wanted their men to leave - in droves, and as quickly as possible. They were the Confederate Army’s most persuasive and effective recruitment officers, shaming anyone who shirked his duty to fight  (Karen Abbott Quotes) By 1865, all Southern women - the happily and regrettably single, the perpetually engaged, the wives and widows - had tired of the war. The Confederacy was shrinking, and the morale of its remaining men shrinking with it  (Karen Abbott Quotes) At least in cities where the Confederate Army established a base of operations, young women were overwhelmed by the number of prospective suitors. Thousands of men flocked to the Confederate capital of Richmond, prepared to work in one of the government departments or to train for duty in the Army  (Karen Abbott Quotes) Leave the fireworks for those who cast no spark of their own  (Karen Abbott Quotes)